When Did Model, Holly Madison Dated Criss Angel?

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Holly Madison is a popular author, model, and TV personality. The actress was in a relationship with Criss Angel. Let us discuss the same in this article.

Who Is Holly Madison?

Holly Madison is a famous model and TV personality of America. She is best for doing the role in TV series. The model has a melodious voice which is the best quality of her. She is a versatile actress and was born on 23rd December 1979. Her birthplace is Astoria, Oregon, United States.

Holly Madison

At present, she is 41 years old. She was born to Steve Cullen and Patsy Cullen. She is belonging to an American family. Her siblings are Joe Cullen and Stephanie Cullen. Holly grew up on the Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. But her family later moved to Oregon.

Madison went to Portland State University to complete her degree in theatre and psychology. Later, Madison moved to LA to pursue her career. The model enrolled at the Loyola Marymount University. She actually paid her tuition fees by working as a waitress and model.

Personal Life:

Holly Madison was one of the girlfriends of Hugh Hefner from 2001 to 2008. This man, Hugh Hefner had six girlfriends and one of them is Madison. In 2001, she moved to the Playboy Mansion and became Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend. But she ended her relationship with him in 2008.

Then, Criss Angel and Holly Madison were in a relationship for just three months. She dated Criss Angel from November 2008 to February 2009. The relationship did not last long even for a single year. Criss was much possessive and Madison couldn’t handle him.

Holly Madison Says Hugh Hefner Was Pushed on Top of Me on First Date

Madison used to travel around with her bodyguard for security. But Criss Angel never likes Madison traveling out with her bodyguard. Criss felt awkward and embarrassed to tell his friends that bodyguard with them while having a meal too.

The model explained Criss’ temper and strange behavior which she finds difficult to manage. He even scared Madison with his explosive temper and attitude. After fighting badly with Criss at one time, she just put an end to this relationship. She returned to her home in Portland after fighting with him. But soon, she went to Las Vegas to appear in Peep Show.

According to several reports, Holly Madison’s marital status is married. She married Pasquale Rotella in 2013 after breaking up with Criss Angel. The couple was blessed with two children. Their names are Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella and Rainbow Aurora Rotella.


Holly Madison was a popular model and thus Hugh Hefner invited her to the Playboy mansion as one of his girlfriends. It was in 2001, where she entered his mansion. Then, she made her appearance in many TV shows like

  • The Surreal Life
  • MTV Cribs
  • The Sharon Osbourne Show
  • Entourage

She came to the spotlight after appearing in the TV series ‘The Girls Next Door.’ The creators of this show are Hugh Hefner and Kevin Burns. The series almost completed six seasons so far and is one of the top-rated shows.

Madison made her appearance in other TV shows too. Some of them include

  • Amazon Fishbowl
  • Celebrity Family Feud
  • Phenomenon
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Kendra

Holly also made her part in many of the movies like

  • The Telling
  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!


To sum it up, Madison is most popular as a TV personality, as she appeared in many TV shows.

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